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Crowdfunders Pozible and Thomas Mai Reach Out to Film Industry
Project mentoring and China reach are among site attractions
Fantasia Review: You've Never Seen a Movie Quite Like the Nutty 'I Am a Knife With Legs'
If most movies are boxes, "I Am a Knife with Legs" is a ball of yarn rolling down several flights of stairs. At the bottom of them is international pop-star Bene, Euro-tard and master of fre...
Why is Russia Commemorating WWI With a Propaganda Film?
The First World War may be overcome by the shadow of the globe-spanning second one, but in Russia, the conflict resembles a national nightmare, a memory so traumatic it's best forgotten. The loss of t...
‘America’s Got Talent’ Still Ruling Summer Ratings as NBC Wins Week in Demos
Americans may be watching more scripted dramas than ever this summer, but they’re still making time for NBC’s longtime warm-weather fave “America’s Got Talent.” Last week...
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Why U.S., European Stars Are Divided Over Gaza
American celebrities have remained largely supportive of Israel, while their European counterparts have increasingly viewed the country as an "apartheid" state engaging in "genocide."read more ...
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Is Fox Stockpiling Cash for a New Bid on Time Warner?
A $9 billion deal with BSkyB could give Rupert Murdoch the extra cash he needs to close the deal.read more
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'Big Brother Israel' Incorporates Bomb Shelter Amid Gaza Conflict
The war is costing broadcasters $25 million, but the reality show is pulling in a 45 percent share.read more
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The Next Buyer of Aaron Spelling's $150 Million Estate Might Be Foreign
One of Los Angeles' biggest trophy properties is up for grabs.read more
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Startup Incubator O Labs Launches From ICM, Law Firm Manatt and Design Firm Originate
O Labs' first portfolio company is Versus, a platform for e-sports tournaments. read more
ICM, Manatt and Originate Form Incubator for Media and Tech Startups
ICM Partners, software developer Originate and law and consulting firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips have created O Labs, a joint venture designed to fund and develop media and technology startups by ...
Larry Clark’s ‘The Smell of Us’ to World Premiere in Venice
LONDON — Larry Clark’s Paris skateboarders pic “The Smell of Us” will have its world premiere in Venice Days, an independent sidebar running during the Venice Film Festival. Th...
Larry Clark's 'The Smell of Us' to Premiere at Venice Days
The feature, about a group of self-destructive skateboarders in Paris, is the first film by the "Kids" director to shoot outside the U.S.read more
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Jackie Chan to Visit Romania to Promote Chinese Film Festival
The veteran Hong Kong action superstar will open the "Chinese Film Days" festival in September. read more
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Warner Bros. Creates 'Harry Potter' Global Franchise Development Team
UPDATED: Josh Berger, president and managing director of Warner Bros. U.K., Ireland and Spain, w‎ill lead the team tasked with developing and executing "a high-level strategic vision" for the brand....
Warner Bros. Conjures Up Harry Potter Global Franchise Development Team
LONDON — Warner Bros. Entertainment has conjured up the Harry Potter Global Franchise Development team, based in both London and Burbank, to “develop and execute a high-level strategic vision ...
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Barry Diller's IAC Swings to Second-Quarter Loss
The company's media unit also saw weaker results amid the closure of the Newsweek print business and sale of its digital business.read more
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Jimmy Fallon Plays 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Prank on The Roots (Video)
The late-night shows also saw Daniel Radcliffe cut a complete stranger's hair.read more
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Nintendo Posts Bigger Quarterly Loss as Wii U, 3DS Sales Slump
The Japanese game giant's operating loss grew to $92.7 million for the three months to March, as sales of its consoles and software fell 8.4 percent compared to the same quarter last year. read more ...
Starz’ ‘Outlander’ Clip Has 1940s Nurse Taking Charge in 1740s Scotland (Video)
For the first clip from its upcoming drama “Outlander,” Starz went with an unexpectedly subtle moment form the series premiere. Caitriona Balfe‘s Claire Randall is a 1940s nurse tran...
Dumb Starbucks Episode of ‘Nathan For You’ Takes Viewers Behind the Media Sensation (Video)
When Dumb Starbucks opened its doors in Los Angeles back in February, it became an instant media sensation as people speculated who was behind it and what it meant. Eventually, it was revealed that co...

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